Thursday, 15 November 2012

Weihenstephaner Vitus

Weihenstephaner Vitus is a weizenbock (wheat bock) that hails from Freising, Germany, where it's brewed by Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan. It's sold in 500mL bottles, and contains a laudable 7.7% alcohol. It pours a cloudy, yellow-orange colour, topped with a white head that just won't quit. It has a moderate amount of carbonation.
W.V. has a bready aroma that features a bit of citrus sourness. That aroma is well represented in the flavour, which is bready with orange and lemon notes. There are also some gentle spice notes that round out the flavour. The aftertaste has some bitter notes, coupled with continued yeastiness.
For a beer containing 7.7% alcohol, Vitus is extremely easy-drinking. The boozy taste is barely detectable, which makes this a dangerous brew for drinking more than one. I'd definitely recommend picking this one up.

Rating: 8.0 out of 10.

1 comment:

  1. Lately, Weihenstephaner Vitus has become one of my favourite beers. Since I only stick to drinking one beer a day, the 500 ml. size is just perfect and the 7.7% gives a bit of a buzz. As far as taste you nailed it, and I would only add that it's a very refreshing brew. I give it a 9 out of 10.